WHEREAS, James is a certified sous (sue) chef, a certified culinary educator and a foodservice management professional with wine certifications from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and the International Sommelier (suh-muh-yea) Guild;
WHEREAS, James is recognized as an innovative, imaginative manager whose eyes are trained on the future with an aim to provide the best possible service, having utilized student preference surveys to add nationally branded concepts such as Subway and Starbucks into the student union;
WHEREAS, under James’ guidance, UNK has added diverse dining options such as the widely popular “Market @ 27th” featuring personalized choices such as “The Kitchen,” “The Baker’s Crust,” and “The Hearth Stone Oven”;
WHEREAS, under James’s direction a student-faculty-staff meal plan was introduced that offers the UNK community a 20 percent discount on meals which resulted in a 400 percent growth in volunteer meal plan sales; and
WHEREAS, James is committed to teaching excellence and enjoys mentoring the people on his team and watching their progress.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the University of Nebraska Board of Regents expresses its sincere appreciation for the exceptional contributions of James Paul to the University of Nebraska at Kearney and making a positive difference on the UNK campus.
Pictured: Chancellor Kristensen, James Paul, Barbara Johnson, Jon Watts, Regent Gonzales